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amateur video coming in from that russian city. and that meteor slammed into it. it happened in the city about a thousand miles to the east of moscow, and as you noted it happened just after nine o'clock in the morning local time that's why a lot of people saw it and recorded it. a russian scientists says the meteor was about 20 feet side. about the size of a small bus and hit the atmosphere at hyper sonic speed. now, people saw the streaking meteor across the sky and a bright flash and a blast, and exploding into a fireball and three minutes later they heard an explosion, a sonic boom and that's what did the damage, what broke the windows, caved in roofs and damage to other building, again about a thousand hurt and a hundred hospitalized and some 20,000 rescue workers fanned out to see if anybody else was in trouble. and three impact sites for the immediator, now a meteorite. this is rather and unusual and spectacular and most burn up in the atmosphere when he they come down and some small ones hit the united states in the last few years and every five years you get a big one, rarely ar
close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is a
is turning fields into cities disrupting the natural flow of water. and there's rising concern that could dampen economic growth in the future. nhk world has more. >> translator: after widespread floods in the capital. more than 40 residents died and another 45,000 were forced into temporary shelters. the city center was submerged under water as deep as one meter. cars and buses were stranded. some businesses and factories were forced to close. for many foreign companies operating in jakarta, it was the case of deja vu. they suffered similar damage during the 2007 rainey season. since then, many foreign foundries have implemented anti-flood measures. this company changed its entrance to 46 inch meters aboveground level. >> translator: we suffered damage from flooding twice in the past. we took a lesson from those experiences. and decided to take counter measures on our own. our building has a system to drain water as well as a pumping device to discharge water when it starts coming in. >> translator: this is transforming the landscape around jakarta. rice parties and ponds that used to he
. a city that saw more than 500 murders last year. on thursday, he tried to ease the fears of gun owners, telling that google audience that he's focused mainly on what he described as weapons of war. >> people are going to be able to buy all kinds of guns and use them legally for protection, for sport, for hunting. what we're saying is, there may be a small category of weapons that we think really can drastically increase the incidence of gun violence. >> the head of the national rifle association, wayne lapierre, isn't buying it. he says the president's gun control effort is a charade, a political effort disguised as a public safety issue. >> they only care about their decades long, decades old gun control agenda. ban every gun they can, tax every gun sold, and register every american gun owner. >> david gregory is moderator of nbc's "meet the press." david, you're going to have a big, actually, subsection of guns in america on "meet the press" today. the president going to chicago. he supposedly going to talk about some economic stuff, but he had to deal with this gun issue, especially
peterson. video poker proved her downfall. >> i never meant to hurt the city i loved. >> reporter: during nine years of hard gambling in vegas, atlantic city, and san diego, msz o'connor wagered well over $1 billion. that's more than $300,000 every single day, more than $12,500 every single hour, waking and sleeping. her total losses -- $13 million. >> i did borrow the money from my husband's foundation. >> reporter: that's why she landed in court. over $2 million taken from a charity set up by the late husband. she'd already remortgaged her home, sold a hotel, auctioned her possessions. apparently spent her last dime. peterson died in '94 with o'connor by his side. she claims grief drove her to gambling. >> i lost my husband, i lost three of my siblings. i lost my two best friends. >> it can be triggered by grief, loss, stress, medications. gambling simply too much. >> reporter: o'connor has a brain tumor during the gambling years. >> in the centers of the brain that affect and control logic, reasoning, and most importantly, judgment. >> reporter: ms. o'connor is now 66 years old, in poo
of the peninsula, redwood city leading the way at 74. palo alto at 72. looks good for saturday and then mostly clear but clearer on sunday. we'll get more of a west wind. it looks like a cold system. >>> all right. thank you. a dangerous suspect breaks free from police custody in the east bay. how he escaped and how the reason police stay he -- say he needs to be caught. >>> gambling away a fortune. a mayor of a city won a billion dollars but lost a lot more. where she got the money in the first place. [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's, with sizzler's steak & lobster. >>> already rather mild for some coast and bay. everything is in on the sunshine party today. a little bit of a breezy pattern. it looks like. 60 to near 70 degrees. >> thank you, steve. >>> 7:13. a republican filibuster is keeping chuck hagel from becoming our country's next secretary of defense. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, members of the gop say they have a good reason to push off a confirmation vote. >> re
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new england and about an inch or two around the new york city area. saturday to saturday night time frame for a little bit of snow. weekend forecast, rain this morning and the cold in the northern plains. rain there in florida. saturday, weak storm in new england. but look at how beautiful it is throughout the entire southern half of the country by the time we get to sunday and the southeast. will slowly begin to warm up. >>> let's turn to sports now and the nba. in oklahoma city a rematch of last year's nba finals. thunder trying to prove they can beat lebron and the heat. it doesn't start well for kevin durant, he doesn't get the call, a little upset, of course, with the turnover, pounds the court, that's a technical. later in the first quarter, scary moment for kevin durant, he goes for the rebound and falls awkwardly on his shoulder, he stays down, refuses to leave the game. ends up scoring 40. lebron looking to keep his scoring streak going. he sinks the three. he elevates and throws down the alley-oop. lebron, another amazing night been but his streaker is over. he scores 39 b
, it was like a tent city. everyone made tents out of sheets strung up with ropes. it looked like a refugee camp on top. >> camped by our lifeboat. we had dreams about high panic happening. >>steve: in those early shots we saw a bunch of mattresses out on the open decks because people said it was too hot with no air conditioning. they had to get outside, fresh air for other obvious purposes. what's next for the people who survived this voyage? can they sue? do they have a case? joining us is a guy who sued carnival a number of times, maritime attorney michael winkelman. thanks for joining us from miami. we had on about a half-hour ago a small business owner who was trapped at sea on that ship that was not working. she was not happy with the compensation from carnival. can she get more than what they're offering? >> absolutely. 100%. she shouldn't be happy at all. i think the $500. keep in mind the concordia, every person who was on there, no matter who they were was offered $45,000 in compensation, roughly. that was a shock -gs, maybe five, six, seven, hour period. here you have an extended five
. and you don't get the same images. heather: you never know about it. bill: but this is a big city now. happened in a big russian city in the ural mountains, hours before a asteroid buzzes either to the closest on record but we're told there is no connection. greg palkot has more in london. what do we know about this event, greg. >> reporter: amazing amateur video we've been watching as you folks at that i can take it in as well. it happened in a russian city 130 miles east of moscow. it happened 9:20 local time. that is why a lot of people saw it, a lot of people reported it, out on the street, inside buildings you name it. the russian scientists now say it entered the earth's atmosphere at get this, 33,000 miles an hour. at least 20 foot wide this meet tore. and -- meteor. people saw the thing streaking across the sky. it broke up and exploded in a fireball just about 30 miles above the ground and fragments came down. that is what people saw streaking down. that is what they heard, son i can explosions. that is what really caused according to authorities the most damage. that is what
: where? >> traverse city, michigan. i'll have the website by my end time with with you today. stephanie: i don't know if there's any marco rubio jokes left. >> i think there might be a couple left. it was great. i was doing live coverage with all the folks at current on there, so we timed it with david shuster and cenk, we all had bottles of water to drink from. there was so much focus on his dehydration, she have given a short shrift to his lies. stephanie: that's true. he fell into the orchestra pit at the end. there's nothing at a you're going to remember. >> how do you sweat that much when you're standing in complete darkness. i've seen snuff films with better lighting. this is why you need union lighting guys, marco. i know you don't like the sound of that. stephanie: boehner basically came out and said what i said about the state of the union with all these great ideas clapping politely as if to say none of that's ever going to happen. that's what he said, nah none of that's going to happen. >> it's fun to watch to see where they don't stand up. i try to tell my republican friends
. asome of the world's acleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. clap the president has laid out his plan to create more jobs. somehow it involves more government but this government create jobs? he built of business and steve forbes runs the magazine that is a capitalist tool. level think people get that full show what does government do to create jobs? john: government can create jobs and pay people. >> magicians can create rabbits. [laughter] not in the real world. [laughter] with the mayors -- aristocracy versus capitalism you can achieve success, not be bailed out then this economy creates jobs and allows people to move ahead as abraham lincoln said improve their lot in life. government hurts' opportunities come to keep people in their place and is not a how to create things. free the people. they will do its. [laughter] john: you may kitchen ventilation systems in the kitchen to suck up the bad air but government wants to make your business better so then they will help all of the of the if you focus on 79 pages of regulation, and m
city, a rematch of last year's nba finals. thunder trying to prove they can beat lebron and the heat. they did nothing of the sort last night. didn't start well for durant. doesn't get the call. draws a technical for pounding the floor. later in the first, scary moment for durant and the thunder. he goes for the rebound, falls and slams his shoulder. they don't want to see that. he did stay down but refused to leave the game and scored 40 points. i guess he's okay. fourth quarter, lebron looking to keep his record going of scoring over 30 points. with a field goal percentage of 60% or higher. he sinks the deep three, gives the heat a 15-point lead. later in the quarter he elevates, throws down the alley-oop. heat win. lebron with another big night, he shot 39 but shot a mere 58%. his historic streak is over, but the heat are cruising and lebron playing out of his mind. >>> kevin youkilis not endearing himself to his fan base. he played for the red sox for eight years. he showed up for his first day of spring training with the yankees and told reporters, quote, i will always be a red
: one of the themes, this is lite brix. you can build a city and these l.e.d.s. there's something here for girls and it's sunset island. kits range from $19.99 up to $99.99. another big category, things that use apps. for example, the i-potty. >> it's about keeping the kid occupied. sometimes they have to sit there for a while. >> reporter: and it retails for? >> $39.99. >> reporter: something neat from fisher price. create and learn. this is where your ipad goes. you get a pack of alphabet cards. look what happens when you put them in the back. when you touch the apple, the apple does things. really great for kids. under $40, coming in august. this is digital dress barbie. so look at this, she has an l.e.d. dress. you can draw on the dress, bring up letters on the dress. you can play your favorite music and watch the colors on the dress. so this is coming out not until august and it's going to be under $50. he's sleeping right now, but i'm just going to wake him up. and now he's awake. he does a couple of neat tricks. zoomer, play dead. so zoomer is under $100 and he'll be available t
one for you tonight. we're here live from the great city of tampa. no that was -- [cheers and applause] good memories. just good memories. we have a great one for you tonight. our guest fawzia koofi, an incredible woman, running to be president of afghanistan. you heard me right, woman, afghanistan, presidency. very excited to be speaking to hemple incredible story. we're going to turn to one of our favorite nights of year. hot off the presses one day old expanded coverage of last night's state of the union address. president barack obama hits the floor for some reason with republican congressman eric cantor in tow in no way making this seem like a charismatic star performer walking the red carpet with his agent. baby doll we gotta move. mario lopez has a satellite window we have to him. [laughter] [cheers and applause] i'm sore i'm -- sorry. just sweat age bit. i'm just going to, just going to -- get something to drink here. [laughter] just so thirsty i can't -- sorry. should have drank something before the show. i don't know why i didn't think after this. anyway it's the state of uni
of the very practices under shaken by the city units that you once operated. for example, as treasury secretary he would be responsible for coordinating implementation of the so-called looker rules, which is intended to separate proprietary trading from the federally insured financial activities. you stated that you support the rule, and yet you were the chief operating officer for the units engaged in the sort of the activities the rule was meant to prevent. therefore if you were to be confirmed it could lead to an awkward situation in which your role as the chair of the fsoc from tester of the fsoc coming to effectively saying to the financial firms do as i say, not as i did. now these are not trivial matters. indeed, they bear directly on your qualifications to serve as the next treasury secretary. if the committee was given time to examine the record more thoroughly before today's hearing, i'm sure many of the questions that have already been answered. we have to explore some of these matters here today. finally, i just want to mention that when we met the nomination i told you th
students across this country and in the city of chicago walk out and they see the promise of downtown, do they see their future as part of that opportunity or do they see a different future? and that is how we measure success. the two places where we can bridge that gap between where our kids are today and the promise of this city and the promise that this city holds are in the classroom and in the home. president obama understands that to connect all americans to that vision of a promising future requires that we create real ladders of opportunity. i am pleased he has come home to expand on that vision. ladies and gentlemen, let's give the president a chicago welcome. [playing "hail to the chief"] [applause] >> hey, chicago. hello, chicago. hello, everybody. hello, hyde park. [cheers] it is good to be home. it is good to be home. everybody have a seat, y'all relax. it's just me. y'all know me. it is good to be back home. a couple of people i want to acknowledge -- first of all, i want to thank your mayor, my great friend rahm emanuel for his outstanding leadership of the city and this ki
of it for the people that want it. forget about getting people that are outside of it. in new york city with neighborhoods with a lot of money, there are people on waiting lists. >> for, like -- for people who are wealthy. >> as to the argument that it fades as the kids -- you have a couple of quality pre-k education with full day kindergarten. full day kindergarten is enormously important. some of those things the state could pick up. when i became governor that was my frontal boundary one and you put one-third of the billion dollars into pre-k and full day, and by the team i left in my eighth year pennsylvania kids finished first in the nation on the nate test in eighth grade with readers wrshgz eighth grade. we started out in year one, and our eighth graders that went through pre-k and full day kindergarten, and for us with all of the english as second language cities that we have for us to be number one in reading was extraordinary, and it came from an investment. that investment has to go all wait through, and you're right, quality of teachers. we had a program called keystone star
it is appropriate and fitting your best city made by side as it happens have certain effects in your permit in certain effects throughout general austin's command. can you give us your sense now, you have a day-to-day basis when engaged in deliberate planning -- can you give us your sense of what the threat daughter and africom and how well-positioned africom is. >> the press and africom reliever bob rudd three major areas, one being al qaeda and the islamic mockery of, which is where the french operations and the united states is ongoing. also al-shabaab in somalia a book for her rom and also the ally ray has discussed earlier here. visit the major threats to stability militarily, but of course they have significant other wants and government as well as health issues. >> i think you've touched on something that again is a critical issue that cuts across government capacity to provide basic service, the ability of governments to function is not as, at least to respond to the true nature of the people. one of the issues we talked about is that we have had military training operations that ha
, a chunk of space rock big enough to level a city is hurtling towards our planet eight times faster than a speeding bullet. the good news is scientists say it will miss. the scary news is, the 130,000 metric ton astroid called da-14 is the size of half a football field, and it will be much closer than the moon. in fact, it will thread the needle between earth and the roughly 600 satellites around us. the ones that your cell phone relies on, possibly even smashing one on its way by. but if that's why you're think thing is a long way from all of us way down here walking the streets, you may want to think again. the last close call turned out to be a direct hit. it was 1908, and luckily it hit the middle of nowhere, siberia, decimating 1,000 miles of trees but no people. >> if a very large astroid hit, it would probably create the same kind of disaster that wiped out the dinosaurs. >> reporter: no one knew it was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered it a year ago. nasa doesn't have the resources to look for astroids, which is why a trio of americ
to strengthen the middle class. he is spending time until palm city, florida. the president is pushing his plan for universal pre-school this week. but that could run into road blocks thanks to republican lawmakers who say early learning programs are not effective. >> that's despite an increasing amount of evidence on the benefits of childhood education programs, including higher high school graduation rates and reduced teen pregnancy and crime. some research actually suggests every single dollar invested in pre-kinder garden programs saves $7 down the road because those kids are less likely to involve themselves in risky behave. last year, only about a quarter of the nation's preschoolers were enrolled and thet just wednesday, secretary of education, duncan said funding childhood programs is the best possible investmentment in education. more bill press coming up after the break. and, as always, join us in this our chat room. we would love to hear from you there, current.com/billpress. see you there. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz.
rallies, dances and vigils in dozens of major cities. the events were held to coincide with valentine's day. the united nations has estimated that one of every three women worldwide, is raped or beaten in the course of a lifetime. a long-time leader in american a new implantable device that restores some vision in the blind won approval today in the united states. the food and drug administration agreed to allow use of the argus 2 retinal prosthesis. it uses electrodes in the retina that receives signals from a wireless camera on a pair of glasses. initially the device will help small numbers, but it may ultimately treat vision disorders in millions. a long-time leader in american foods-- heinz is being sold to a group that includes warren buffett. the $23.3 billion deal announced today will make heinz a privately held company. on wall street today, the dow jones industrial average lost nine points to close at 13,973. the nasdaq rose a point to close at 3,198. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: there were more hurdles today for president obama's se
counties and cities do that across the board -- spending reductions generally, they do it with flexibility to the different departments can re reprogrammed-and replace and adjusted. that's the way it should be. host: from twitter -- guest: the keystone xl pipeline is a good point. it has been awhile since the president has delayed a decision on keystone. as bipartisan support and the governor of nebraska has said let's get this rolling and keystone is a great idea. that would be a great first start. permitting some oil exploration and drilling and development is another one in that same sector. you can look at what has happened in north dakota with the amount of drilling and production. another thing the president could do today that would lead to job growth is look at his federal agencies. the federal regulatory agencies have 291,000 employees. 291,000 employees. last year, they issued 4000 new regulations which are thousands of pages of instructions and the federal register. that -- he needs to for -- it makes it impossible for new regulations. he should allow a review and get some of th
the curvature of the earth and hitting new york city on this video with that very odd background music playing. but it just shows an attitude, and i think that we cannot stand idle and tell ourselves that further sanctions have no prospect of success, especially when we saw how effective for that brief period of time where the treasury department was so concerned about the counterfeiting of $100 bills that they actually forced deployment of those financial sanctions on those institutions which the north koreans used in order to have access to hard currency. we saw at that time the result and the protests from north korea, and the result inside north korea when there was not the money to pay the military or carry out the types of programs that they do in terms of their missile and nuclear testing. so it's time to be honest with the american people that frankly our current north korean policy is not working. it hasn't worked for a long time. going forward, we need to move away from that failed north korean policy to one with energy and creativity and focus, and i think we need to learn from what
economic growth, while contributing to america's energy independence. for instance, the los angeles city council approved a 25 year $1.5 billion project to buy a solar power produced at the indian nation in the southern nevada desert. when it goes online in 2016, it will be the largest solar power plant on tribal land. capturing race to power over 118,000 los angeles homes. in addition to the plan itself, over 900,000 solar panels will be built on a reservation, creating more jobs in industries that tomorrow. one way to ensure projects like this is to promote fair, equitable tax policy. like all government, tribes must collect and manage their own taxes. right now, tribal governments don't have the same taxing authority by states. a flock of governments, we will continue working with federal partners to fix these policies have the economies grow and become a source of strength and her family of nations. sovereignty is how we secure communities and how they can secure nations and how we will secure future. this is our greatest challenge. a quarter of people in poverty, traced the national
can change that cities good ideas can be heard? >> congressman, it comes down to at the ministry of and congressional demand that the mission itself would be effectively carried out. then there has to be a focus and oversight the best way to do that and whether the department of homeland security is implementing it so the extent that if they go back to the suspects in the defense committee the question is are there better ideas that can infect the incorporated command can refine the methodology to do that other than the general contractor type of approach? as we know, the typical approach of the government particularly the dhs is too high year a big player and the innovative small business people that you're talking about simply become players as subcontractors to read the question is can we find a way to make sure that we are fully engaged in the most innovative small business people as they come up with new and innovative ideas and that is an administrative approach within the congress can rightly demand. >> we now recognize you for a question. >> spending tax dollars wisely li
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